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  • Terrell Stanley helps ECU defeat...
  • Two Brunswick County First Tee...

    Staff Report

    Two First Tee of Brunswick County golfers played under-par golf in two rounds of the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Monterey Peninsula, Calif., but were unable to advance to the final round.

    In the second round Saturday, Sept. 26, Jackson Cole of Pawleys Island, S.C., shot a 2-under 69 on the Poppy Hills course and was 5-under par for the tourney. He was tied for 30th.

  • Trojans defeat North Brunswick...

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 34-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 18, at North.

    Quarterback Hunter Ashburn threw two touchdown passes to Da’Quane Burgess — the second as time expired at the end of the first half.

    “It was a heck of a catch,” West coach Kelly Williamson said. “And he’s a player. To beat teams, you got to make plays. You got to be a playmaker. And we had some tonight.”

    Shikeem Hill scored three touchdowns. He and Anthony McCray each gained at least 100 yards.

  • Dove hunt is about food,...

    SHALLOTTE  — The second Saturday of September has been special for many years for hunters in Shallotte: It is the annual dove hunt that Wayne Smith hosts.

    A light rain Saturday, Sept. 12, seemed to have no effect on the event this year. Hundreds of hunters gathered to eat, hunt and be in the company of friends.

    Smith,  owner of Wayne’s Backhoe Service, said the inaugural dove hunt was at least 32 years ago. He was uncertain of the first year.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars in...

    TOWN CREEK — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-2 in overtime in a Mideastern 3A/4A conference soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    South scored two goals in the final two minutes of regulation in tying the score. The second goal came after West fouled in the final 10 seconds. From near the 50-yard line in front of the South bench, South senior defender Landon Smith lofted a free kick toward a crowd of players in front of the West goal and senior midfielder Jack Palagruto scored. 

  • Scorpions’ Washington national...

    North Brunswick High School junior Jayhlen Washington is getting attention as a football player this fall. But it may be hard to match the attention he received this summer, when he won two national championships in track.

    Washington competed in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, which took place July 27 to Aug. 2 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

    Competing as a member of the East Coast Track & Field Academy Club, Washington won the triple jump and the long jump for boys 15 to 16.

  • Scorpions defeat Cougars in...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The Scorpions of North Brunswick are fast and that speed was on full display when they defeated South Brunswick 37-16 in a non-conference football game, Friday, Sept. 11.

    “I’m a run-first guy,” North coach Larry Brock said. “The good thing is [that] we have the ability to spread it out and make you cover us, and then we can run the ball.”

  • Whiteville defeats Trojans in...

    WHITEVILLE —  During the halftime ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, honoring Whiteville’s 1965 state championship football team, the Dave Clark Five’s “Catch Me If You Can” was played.

    The song could have been played just about every time current senior quarterback Nydir Carr touched the ball, as he was involved in all four Wolfpack scores in its 26-22 victory against West Brunswick.

  • North Myrtle Beach defeats...

    SHALLOTTE — North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School beat West Brunswick 34-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 4 at West.

    The loss was the first of the season for West (2-1). North Myrtle Beach is 2-1 and has scored at least 27 points in each of the three games.

    Junior quarterback Ronnie Bass completed nine of 14 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs. North Myrtle Beach scored on five of its 10 possessions. One of the other possessions ended on a missed field goal. Another possession ended on downs at the West 5.

  • Defense leads West to victory...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 20-13 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 28, and improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1997.

    “I’m proud for fans, the school and the community,” said Kelly Williamson, who is in his first year as Trojan coach.

    “For me, it’s let’s get better. We didn’t play very well tonight.”

    Despite one blocked PAT, one interception, four fumbles and nine penalties — including unsportsmanlike conduct — the Trojans prevailed.